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Day six (the last day) of my ‘Six days to simple mindfulness and relaxation’ – today is all about using all the senses throughout the day

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

So, we have come to the last day of my ‘Six days to mindfulness and better relaxation – day six is all about using all our five senses consciously (if you are blessed with all five senses and if not, use all those that you do have 🙂 )

I want you to think about everything that you smell, taste, feel/touch, see and hear today. This is a hard one in some ways as we often do not have time to take in absolutely everything, but our senses are there all the time if we wish to ‘plug in’ to them.

  • So, really take time to taste anything you eat or drink or chew
  • Take in all the smells around you
  • Really look around at your surroundings – not to the point of danger if you are driving, but you know what I mean 🙂
  • Listen out for any sounds, as they are always there
  • And finally, be aware of the feeling of everything you come into contact with

Go back to my earlier posts to get the inspiration for some ways to use your senses and have a wonderful day! VIEW THEM ALL BY CLICKING HERE

How do you feel emotionally?

Uplifted?

Soothed?

Relaxed?

Really connecting with our five senses helps us to enjoy our time and surroundings and allows us to connect with our world more fully.

I would also like you to be aware of your breathing today, connecting with your own rhythm and your own being

Seals and wildlife

Seals and wildlife

The more you practise these mindful techniques, the easier it will become for you to reach out to each ‘sense’.

We can change the way we are feeling because our senses are linked with emotions, so if we wish to feel more relaxed, we can use lavender oils or something that is relaxing for us, like eating a certain food or going somewhere beautiful in the fresh air. If we want to feel uplifted, we can watch a great film, listen to our favourite music or take a bicycle ride in the sunshine.

Everyone will have their own ‘comfort’ space or taste or smells and so on, and if we are aware of them, then we can use them to our benefit in everyday life.

So, I hope you have enjoyed the six day journey of my simple ‘sense’ mindfulness techniques, and that you feel better for practising them. Do keep it up, as practise will instil them in your mind allowing you better enjoyment of your surroundings.

Take care,

Amanda 🙂

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